Telangana :All 13 Covid Positive Travelers Test Negative For Omicron, Says State Health Department

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Hyderabad: Amid growing concerns over Covid-19’s latest variant Omicron, which is said to be more virulent than the Delta variant of the deadly virus, the Telangana health department on Tuesday said that there are no traces of Omicron found in Telangana so far. However, a few days ago, several passengers from the “high-risk” countries have traveled to India. Thirteen samples of those international travelers who tested positive for Covid were sent to genomic sequencing.

“There is no Omicron variant in Telangana. All 13 covid positive samples of international travelers sent for genomic sequencing turned out to be negative,” said the State Health Department.

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Several Cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been detected in the country, with Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Delhi reporting new cases. On Monday, two more Omicron cases were detected in Mumbai, taking India’s tally to 23.

The Omicron variant was first noticed in Botswana on November 11 and three days later in South Africa, which after following the due scientific procedure, informed the World Health Organization on November 24.

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(With inputs from ABP Desam — It is a Telugu platform of ABP News. For more news, commentary and latest happenings from two Telugu states, follow https://telugu.abplive.com/)

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